24 June 2010
As the Glastonbury festival celebrates its 40th anniversary, we have been looking back at the last few years to see how the Somerset event has fared with the weather.
2007 saw the last 'year of mud and rain', with rain falling on every day of the festival. Since then the event has seen mainly dry conditions. Fine weather dominated in 2008, and while 2009 saw a heavy shower on the Thursday night, the rest of the festival was fine and dry.
Met Office forecasts were accurate on all four days of the festival in 2007 and 2008. Last year's forecasts gave accurate predictions on three of the four days, as the festival missed the scattered thunderstorms on the Friday afternoon.
This year, weather prospects for Glastonbury are shaping up to be very warm with some sunshine and largely dry conditions. Temperatures could reach highs of up to 27 °C with only the small chance of any rain.
As well as the specialised Glastonbury page we will be providing daily forecasts on YouTube for the duration of the festival. You can also get the latest weather forecast on your mobile or by downloading our free iphone app.
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Last updated: 14 July 2011